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Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver

B&H # YARS700BL Mfr # R-S700BL
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You Pay: $499.95
Product Highlights
  • 2 x 100W High Power Output
  • Total Performance Anti-Resonance Tech.
  • 40-Station AM/FM Tuning
  • Subwoofer Out
  • Multi-Zone Compatibility
  • 2 Remote Controls
  • Highest Quality Parts
  • Elite Class Stereo Receiver
  • CD Direct Amplification
  • iPod Dock Connection

With its continued excellence in sound reproduction, Yamaha has once again created a versatile stereo receiver for the music lover in you. The R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver offers superb functionality and dual-room capability that will be hard to match at this price point. Yamaha exclusive features like ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology), multi-zone compatibility, ART Base chassis construction with gold-plated speaker terminals and dual aluminum heat sinks for crisp, clean sound make this an awesome receiver. Most of the receiver's audio processing is handled automatically, with little intervention on your part. However, it is so advanced; its discrete output reproduces music with unmatched sonic clarity and dynamic power.

In a nutshell, the R-S700 is a 2 x 100W (@ 8 ohms) stereo receiver capable of delivering breathtaking stereo sound. It features a ton of input jacks, a subwoofer out, individual treble, bass, and balance controls, Remote Interactive (RI) port, A/B speaker switching, banana plug speaker posts, and an AM/FM tuner. Because of the high efficiency of its design, this powerful receiver produces exceptional sound quality, and clarity in every audible detail.

Main Features

Dual aluminum-extruded heat sinks ensure effective heat dissipation and help achieve crisp, clean sound
Gold-plated speaker terminals and RCA in/out jacks are durable and provide highest quality connections
With a straight connection to the CD input, CD Direct Amplification maximizes CD source S/N ratio
An iPod Dock port provides highest quality sound from an iPod. iPod video out allows connection to a TV
With a subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio, you can greatly expand your choice of high quality radio programs
This receiver makes it easy for someone in another room to listen to the music and even control playback

Advanced Features

100W x 2 high power output
ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology)
40-station AM/FM random access preset tuning
Pure Direct for short and direct signal path
Continuously variable loudness control
Speaker A, B or A+B selection
Subwoofer Out
Rec Out selector
Power management (Auto power off)
Pre-main coupler
Terminal for detachable AC cable
Preset and Zone 2 remote controls

Zone Control

Multi-Zone Compatibility
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to enjoy your favorite music in more than one room? The R-S700 has a number of specialized functions that make it convenient to use in custom installations. With another receiver or amplifier plus a pair of speakers in a second room, the people in both rooms can hear the music that is playing. You can even put a pair of speakers in a third room and listen there as well. What's more, you can control playback of the main system from the second room with the Zone 2 remote control
12V Trigger Out (Control Out)
The 12V trigger output can be used to automatically power on the components in Zone 2 when the main power is turned on. Output is a high 100mA, so relay operation is possible
Main/Zone 2 Power Link
When you switch on the R-S700 in the main room, the unit in Zone 2 will also come on
Remote (IR) 2 In/Out and Remote 2 In
These terminals let you connect an IR signal receiver for wireless remote control between the Main Zone and Zone 2
Speaker A/B and A+B Selection
Enjoy music in a third room. Just connect a second pair of speakers to the Speaker B terminals and you can listen to either pair or both of them at the same time
Dedicated Zone Remote Control
The R-S700 provides a second remote unit for controlling operation of the main system from Zone 2
The Look and Texture of Quality
Offers the look and feel of the top-class A-S2000, with elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. You can feel Yamaha's commitment to quality when you touch the knobs
ToP-ART Sound Quality Design
ToP-ART (Total Performance Anti-Resonance Technology) design uses a symmetrical layout for accurate sound field reproduction and the ART Base to eliminate effects from external vibration
Pure Direct
Music signals travel the shortest possible route, bypassing the buffer amp and tone, loudness and balance controls to virtually eliminate any signal degradation for the purest sound quality
New Speaker Terminals
These high grade speaker terminals have gold plating for best connection and outstanding durability. The pitch between jacks is wider for easier insertion
Highest Quality Parts
The quality of each individual part, as well as how they work together, basically determines the sound quality of any component. Yamaha uses only very high quality parts, carefully selected and tested
Continuously Variable Loudness Control
Our ears lose sensitivity to high and low frequencies at low volume levels. This control lets you turn down the volume while maintaining the optimum frequency response
Special Power Supply for Clear iPod Sound
The iPod dock has an independent power supply to prevent operating or charging current from the iPod from flowing into the amp ground signal. This ensures optimum iPod sound quality
Balanced System for Minimal Noise
An unbalanced interface is subject to common mode voltage noise, so Yamaha uses a balanced system to receive the iPod signal. This makes a significant contribution to reducing noise in the system for higher sound quality
New Remote Controls
The R-S700 preset remote control is designed to make it easy to operate the receiver's many functions. The R-S700 provides a second remote that allows system control from Zone 2
Amplifier
Surround RMS Power 100W x 2 @ 8 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.019% THD
120W x 2 @ 6 ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.03% THD
Dynamic Power 8, 6, 4, 2 ohms (140/170/220/290W)
Maximum Output Power 160W
Power Bandwidth 0.06% THD, 50W, 8 ohms->10Hz to 50kHz
Damping Factor 1kHz, 8 ohms->240 or more
Maximum Output Power 1kHz, 10%, 8/6 ohms-> 145/170W
Input Sensitivity Phono: 35mV/47 kohms
CD: 200mV/47 kohms
Main In: 1.0V/47 kohms
Max Input Signal Phono: (1kHz, 0.003% THD) 60mV or more
CD: (1kHz, 0.5% THD) 2.2V or more
Output Level CD, (Input, 1kHZ, 200mV)
REC: 200mV/1.0 kohms
CD, (Input, 1kHz, 200mV, 8 ohms)
Phones: 410mV, 470 ohms
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) CD, (20Hz to 20kHz) 0+/-0.5 db
CD, (10Hz to 100kHz) 0+/-1.0 db
Equalization Phono: 0+/-0.5 db
THD (20Hz to 20kHz, 3V)->0.025% or less
(20Hz to 20kHz, 1V)->0.005% or less
(20Hz to 20kHz, 50W, 8 ohms)-> 0.015% or less
Signal to Noise Ratio CD, (200mV) 107 db or more
Residual Noise 30
Channel Selection CD, (5.1 kohms input shortened, 1/10kHz)->65/50 db or more
Tone Control BASS
Boost/Cut (50Hz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->350Hz

TREBLE
Boost/Cut (20KHz) +/- 10 db
Turnover Frequency->3.5kHz

Continuous Loudness Control
Attenuation (1kHz) -30 db
Gain tracking error (0-99 db)-> 0.5 db or less
AM/FM Tuner FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
40-Station Preset Tuning
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
Other Ports Pre-Out / Main-In Coupler
Zone 2 Output
IR Ports In x 2/ Out x 1
+12V Trigger Output +12V Trigger Output
General
Power Requirements AC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 270W
Power Consumption (idle) 0.5W or less
Maximum Power Draw 570W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 6 x 15.3" (435 x 151 x 387mm)
Weight 24.7 lb. (11.2kg)
Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
  • 2 x Remote Controls
  • 4 x AAA Batteries
  • Power Cable
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Owner' Manual
  • 2-Year Yamaha Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaR-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (9)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Simple controls (7)
    • Good remote control (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (7), Audiophile (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Awesome

      By RobCat

      from Iowa

      About Me Audiophile, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 100w For My Jbl 4312's
      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

        Hi I bought this to upgrade an Old Hafler H-200 amp. It's like night and day. The receiver does more than what i asked for. Heck I haven't even figured out the other features on it yet. It's Not A Surrond Amp No. I just wanted a true Stereo Amp to complement My 18" Sub. True Triad Stereo. I Love It and No Regrets. They're may be something that I will not like about it. But not as yet. It's Awesome :)

        Thank You

        Robert Larson

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        5.0

        Great sound!

        By Digger

        from Santa Rosa, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

            I bought this to drive some 4 Ohm Magnepan speakers I have ordered and so far it's only been hooked up to some Sony speakers I had sitting idle. Sounds great hooked up to them so I'm expecting some "Wow" when my Maggies get here.

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            4.0

            Superior Sound

            By New house set up.

            from Boston

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

              Sound as good as it gets in this price range. Clarity and functionality of receiver is superb.
              Can be set up in different ways with few speakers, and grow with you needs.

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              5.0

              Good clean sound

              By Maureen

              from Bucks County, PA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                  This receiver has nice clean, rich sound. The controls are easy to understand and use.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent receiver

                  By JOW

                  from Phoenix AZ

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems

                    Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                    Clean audio, audio sounds life like.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Worthy Replacement for the CR-1040

                    By Paul the composer

                    from Mississauga, Ontario Canada

                    About Me Audiophile, Musician composer, Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Clean design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Good tactile controls
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Monitoring MIDI synth

                      Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                      Since the mid 70's I have been enjoying my YAMAHA CR-1040. There were few problems, rectified by YAMAHA's service department; by and large it provided superb service and good clean sound, however it died recently, and rather than repair it I decided to replace it.

                      I chose the R-S700 Receiver and it is being used with the over 30 year old turntable, CD player, cassette deck, and a slightly newer MIDI synthesizer. Despite being a new unit, it is not out of place; it looks like it belongs. I'm not into satellite radio, MP3 or Bluetooth, nor do I require the Zone 2 function, but it doesn't hurt to have these features available for the future.

                      The price was right, and delivery better than expected I'm very pleased with this purchase.

                      When installing the unit I found that I could not comply with the recommended minimum clearances specified in the manual. I placed it the cabinet used to house the CR-1040 and have monitored it after hours of use and found that it does not overheat. It is barely warm.

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                      5.0

                      Great Receiver

                      By Ken K

                      from Fairborn, OH

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                      Wow! Got this receiver hooked up to my JBL 4312 speakers and i'm amazed. I'm old school and love stereo for listening to music. I found what was looking for.

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                      5.0

                      Great product!

                      By CBC Tech

                      from Wichita, Ks.

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                        Very well built from quality construction. Sounds great and is very easy to use.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful Sound!

                        By Demeter

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Controls
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems

                          Comments about Yamaha R-S700 Natural Sound Stereo Receiver:

                          Total absence of distortion, and noise and a very well balanced frequency response

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